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'Léontine Gervais' rose Description
'Léontine Gervais' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
34 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Léontine Gervais
Origin:
Bred by Barbier Frères & Compagnie (France, 1903).
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana.  
Bloom:
Orange-red and salmon-pink, darker reverse, ages to cream .  Strong, musk, sweet fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 10' to 25' (305 to 760 cm).  Width of 10' (305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Very vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
See also 'Auguste Gervais'. Often confused with 'François Juranville' in commerce - see References.
Early descriptions of 'Léontine Gervais' as nasturtium-red mixed with carmine and salmon. The current rose seems lighter in colour.
 
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